Jason has had the pleasure of performing at countless venues across New York and southern Ontario. Many of these performances have been with the Mohawk Valley Frasers based out of Rome, NY while others have been as a soloist. Jason has also had the pleasure of performing with The Elders and The Chieftains as a soloist and with the Frasers.
Being a graduate of The Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY., Jason offers a high level of musicality and musicianship beyond bagpipe music.
Jason has competed with the Mohawk Valley Frasers for nearly 20 years and has solo competed in the EUSPBA for several years. In order to help out within the band, Jason has also learned snare drum, bass drum and tenor drum to compete with the lower grade bands. For a time, Jason was also instructor or leader of the grade 4 or 5 drum or pipe section.
Having worked with students since 2000, Jason’s approach to teaching the bagpipes is built on a solid foundation of precise fingerwork, reading music and building musicianship skills along the way.
This approach to instruction is built into a comprehensive program in which the student learns not only to execute properly but continually builds on a set of skills that include: listening, reading, writing, and improvising bagpipe music. Not only are these musical skills addressed within this program; varied historical items, personal experience, competition and many other topics will be introduced from time to time to offer a broader knowledge of the bagpipe world.